This site is being deprecated.
Please see the official X‑Plane Support page for help.
There are no tutorials built into X-Plane itself, so unfortunately it has a steep learning curve for new users. The quick start portion of the manual covers a bit of the basics to get started: installation, setting up X-Plane & getting off the ground in the Cessna 172.
If you'd like a hands on tutorial, I would recommend trying out the X-Plane 10 mobile app. You can get it through the Apple App store or Google Play store. All of the tutorials are free to play. It handles a bit differently since you control the plane by tilting the device, but it might help with terminology and learning where things are in the plane.
Otherwise, try searching online for video tutorials or check out this forum on X-Plane.org.
This site is no longer being actively maintained.